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Murder in Little Italy by Victoria Thompson
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I enjoy this series set in New York in the 1890's. The main character is a widowed midwife who always seems to fall into a murder investigation. In this story, a baby is born to an Italian man and his young Irish wife. The wife is murdered after the baby's birth. Riots and fights begin between the Irish and the Italians, with Teddy Roosevelt calling in extra help to quash the problem. Thompson presents the Italian immigrants who firmly believe in blood ties and will honor this tie regardless. Thompson also shows the plight of the factory girls and their life of drudgery. Thompson also exhibits the workings of Tammany Hall

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